We’re still obsessed with the moment Zak and Lisa Dingle were spotted in EastEnders

The Dingle’s made their way to the East End (Picture: ITV)

Viewers of EastEnders with keen eyes were shocked to see certain Emmerdale icons wandering around the Bridge Street market.

Soap executives like a crossover – characters from Hollyoaks and Brookside have crossed paths or made references to one another on a number of occasions, and many will remember the cult classic East Street spin-off that aired in 2010 as part of the charity telethon Children in Need.

Residents of Weatherfield and Walford visited each other’s homes in the special after their towns were linked, which resulted in the shocking discovery that Liz McDonald of Coronation Street (Beverley Callard) was the mother of Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) of EastEnders!

Additionally, we saw Zainab Masood (Nina Wadia) get enraged with Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) over her acceptance of her homosexual son Todd, while Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth) and Denise Fox (Diane Parish) argue over who had the worse life.

Fans were more drawn to the extras behind Kath than to her attempt to flee the square (Picture: BBC)

Every British soap opera banded together in October 2021 to protest climate change, with some characters from each show joining their competitors in the fight.

Nobody could, however, quite believe a scenario from the 2017 episode of the BBC soap opera in which Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) was getting ready to move out of Albert Square permanently since her son Ben Mitchell (who was then Harry Reid) didn’t think that she had been raped thirty years ago by businessman James Willmott-Brown (William Boyde).

A recent scene saw a McKlunky’s extra have a good scratch with some tongs (Picture: BBC)

However, viewers weren’t interested in the drama; instead, they were drawn in by two extras who looked a lot like Steve Halliwell and Jane Cox’s Zak and Lisa Dingle from Emmerdale while perusing the marketplace.

Was Zak out looking for a new flat cap?

Though we want to believe it was someone else entirely, the pair had been to the south to see a member of the Dingle family that had grown even larger.

As was recently discovered when fans turned to X/Twitter to say how grossed out they were by a McKlunky’s assistant scratching his nose with a pair of cooking tongs in the background of an EastEnders scene, supporting actors often take away from the theatrical productions we should be seeing.

We’re left wondering: Are these little strangeties there only to provide fans with conversation starters?

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